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Modules over rings of differential operators.

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### What techniques are available for constructing D-modules over smooth projective varieties?

I'm trying to learn about D-modules for computing intersection cohomology but I'm having trouble coming up with explicit constructions of D-modules on projective varieties. Since this is an involved ...
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### On the category of $D$-modules

Let $X$ be a smooth variety over an algebraically closed field $k$ of char. $0$. 1) Is the abelian category $M(X)$ of $D$-modules on $X$, which are quasi-coherent as $O$-modules, a Grothendieck ...
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### Weyl algebra acting on a polynomial ring

Let $\mathbb K$ be a characteristic-$0$ field, $R=\mathbb K[x_1,\ldots, x_n]$ be a polynomial ring, and $W=\mathbb K[x_1,\ldots,x_n,\partial_1,\ldots \partial_n]$ be the Weyl algebra. As usual $W$ ...
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### Reference request: Principal series are equal in the Grothendieck group

In the usual setup, consider the category of Harish-Chandra $(\mathfrak{g},K)$-modules with given central character (if the central character is regular, this is equivalent to $K$-equivariant $D$-...
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### Computing intersection of Weyl algebra ideal with certain subring

Let $D=k [x_1,\ldots, x_n, \partial_1,\ldots, \partial_n]$ be the nth Weyl algebra over the characteristic zero field $k$. Set $\theta_i=x_i\partial_i$. Let $I$ be a left ideal in $D$. Is there a ...
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### Groebner bases for differential operators with field coefficients (reference request)

Let $K$ be a field, $\partial_i$ be commuting derivations on $K$, and consider the ring $R=K[\partial_1\ldots \partial_n]$ (it is implicitly assumed that the derivations do not commute with elements ...
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### Computations in Weyl algebra with rational function coefficients

I am looking for a software to perform calculations with modules over the algebra $R_n=\mathbb{C}(x_1\ldots x_n)\langle \partial_1\ldots\partial_n\rangle$ of differential operators with rational ...
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### Does the support of a regular holonomic D-module always have finitely many orbits?

I am learning about $D$-module theory and came across a theorem that says that coherent equivariant $D$-modules whose support has finitely many orbits are automatically regular holonomic. Are there ...
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### How can I prove that this D-module is free?

I have the following setup, I expect that it is studied in the theory of $D$-modules, and I apologize in advance if I am wrong. First, I have an algebra $A$ of differential operators on $n$ ...
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### Relationship between $\mathcal{D}$ - modules, Tannakian formalism and Galois theory of monodromy representations

Is there a relationship between $\mathcal{D}$ - modules, Tannakian formalism and Galois theory of monodromy representations ? Thanks in advance for your help.
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### Homological contractibility of a prestack

This question is in reference to Gaitsgory's preprint Contractibility of the space of rational maps. On p. 5 of the preprint, Gaitsgory defines a prestack $\mathscr{Y}$ (say over affine $\mathbb{C}$-...
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### Unifying (& “justifying”) the various definitions for differential operators

Reading about differential operators in different sources I've picked up several definitions which are not obviously equivalent (to me). Here they are: Definition 1 ("naive"): Let $X$ be a (real) ...
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### Is the formal neighborhood of the diagonal a generalization of the Jet bundle?

Let $f: X \to S$ be a morphism of locally ringed spaces and $\triangle: X \to X \times_S X$ the corresponding diagonal morphism with kernel sheaf $\mathcal{I} = \ker \triangle^{\flat}$. Definition:...
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### What is a twisted D-Module intuitively?

When I think about $\mathcal{D}$-Modules, I find it very often useful to envison them as vectorbundles endowed with a rule that decides whether a given section is flat. Or alternatively a notion of ...
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### Codimension of the range of certain linear operators

Assume that $P(x,y), Q(x,y) \in \mathbb{R}[x,y]$ are two polynomials. We define a linear map $D$ on $\mathbb{R}[x,y]$ with $D(U)=PU_{x}+QU_{y}$. In fact $D$ is the derivational operator correspond ...
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### Is there an approach to Gabber's theorem from the singular support of coherent sheaves?

David BZ told me that the old theory of singular support of $D$-modules fits into the new theory of singular support of coherent sheaves, via the derived loop space. I wonder how to reconcile that ...
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### Restriction of irreducible integrable connections

Let $X$ be a complex analytic manifold and let $\mathcal{M}$ be an integrable connection on $X$, i.e. a $\mathcal{D}_X$-module which happens to be coherent as an $\mathcal{O}_X$-module. If $U$ is any ...
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### Examples for D-affine varieties?

A variety is called $\mathcal D$- affine if the global section functor induces an equivalence between quasi-coherent $\mathcal D$-modules and modules over $\Gamma(X,\mathcal D)$. It is easy to see ...
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### The Weyl algebra modules which are also rings

Consider the space $C^\infty(\mathbb{R})$. We have on it a natural action of the Weyl algebra generated by $x$ and $d/dx$, where $x$ is the coordinate on $\mathbb{R}$, and there is plenty of Weyl ...
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### Characteristic Cycles and Nearby Cycles

Let $Y$ be a smooth algebraic variety over $\mathbb{C}$, let $X = Y \times \mathbb{C}$ and let $f: X \to \mathbb{C}$ be the projection. Let $M$ be a (not necessarily regular) holonomic $D_X$-module ...
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### Differential operators between modules, $\mathcal{D}_A(M, M)$ necessarily a filtered, almost commutative ring?

See here. Does it follow immediately that $\mathcal{D}_A(M, M)$ as defined in the link is a filtered, almost commutative ring? How can I visualize this geometrically?
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### Equivalence of “Weyl Algebra” and “Crystalline” definitions of rings of differential operators between modules?

Let $B$ be a commutative $A$-algebra, and let $M$, $N$ be two $B$-modules. We can talk about the set of $A$-linear module homomorphisms $M \to N$, i.e. the set $\text{Hom}_A(M, N)$. Differential ...
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### Characterizations of regular holonomic D-modules

I'm looking for references for the various characterizations of regular holonomic D-modules, in particular proofs of their equivalence. For instance, some characterizations I've seen (in the analytic ...
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### Beilinson-Bernstein localization: $\mathfrak{g}$ action on $G$-equivariant sheaf

I have a few elementary questions related to Beilinson-Bernstein localization. Let $G$ be a semisimple algebraic group over $\mathbb{C}$ with Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$. Consider the setup of ...
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### Recommendation textbooks on D-module

I am going to take part in a seminar on D-modules and applications, the textbooks that will be used are : D-modules, Perverse Sheaves, and Representation Theory, A Primer of Algebraic D-Modules ...
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### Classification of PDE

Recently I have been attending a course on PDE's. I was totally ignorant of the subject and wasn't that motivated to be honest. But I was intrigued and felt I had to take the course seriously both for ...
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### D-modules, deRham spaces and microlocalization

Given a variety (or scheme, or stack, or presheaf on the category of rings), some geometers, myself included, like to study D-modules. The usual definition of a D-module is as sheaves of modules over ...
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### Confusion about D-modules and functors

Given a morphism $f:X\rightarrow Y$ between smooth complex varieties, one can define functors from the bounded derived category with holonomic cohomology on $Y$ to the same category on $X$. The ...
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### What's the relation of the Hecke algebra of a pair and the flag variety?

Let $G$ be a real semisimple Lie group and $K$ a maximal compact subgroup. Let $\mathfrak{g}$ and $\mathfrak{k}$ be the complexified Lie algebra of $G$ and $K$, respectively. Then the Hecke algebra ...
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### Ring of differential operators of a quotient ring

All rings are assumed to have unity. Let $k$ be a field. Recall the definition of Grothendieck's ring of ($k$-linear) differential operators $D(R;k)$ of a commutative $k$-algebra $R$: Definition....
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### Characteristic Varieties and Associated Varieties

Two notions that occur often in representation theory seem to be that of a "characteristic variety" and that of an "associated variety". The former term seems exclusive to D-module theory while the ...
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### Nearby cycles and specialisation - properties

I am looking for reference for properties of nearby cycles - specifically, commutation with non-characteristic pull-back (good enough - commutation with pull-back to closed subvariety which is ...